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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 17, 2011 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Weather Report Suite

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-10-30.sbd.miller.32367.sbeok.flac16

Truly exquisite. making me cry.

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Poster: Ernie Bo-Peep Date: May 17, 2011 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

Love that version, here's another:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-02-23.sbd.bertha-ashley.26362.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 18, 2011 1:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

That has alway been my favorite WRS.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 18, 2011 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

agree. Love this gig. Wish there was a nice aud on here.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 17, 2011 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

Exquisite is right. Eyes is lovely as well. Wish this performance had been released instead of the Denver shows. Perfect for a rainy evening.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 17, 2011 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

I too love that show. But it wouldn't fit on 3 CDs without a CD flip in the 2nd set jam, or without putting the beginning of the 1st set together with the end of the 2nd set on one CD. Like it or not, practical considerations like that influence GDP/Rhino decisions.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: May 17, 2011 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

I like the Curtis Hixon show a month and half later where Phil says "This is the quiet part, folks" during the prelude.

A personal favorite of mine is the 8-4-74 Philly show portion of DP 31 with WRS going into a chaotic jam (Billy's on fire), and climaxing with a spectacular Wharf Rat.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: May 17, 2011 10:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

Hell yah! 8/4/74 is just great all the way through. It's easily one of my very favorites. I especially enjoy Jerry's intense and creative phrasing, and the Jam following make this one really unique too.



This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-05-18 05:47:10

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: May 17, 2011 10:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

I agree that this whole performance is special. A bit on the mellow side, but very enjoyable. I really should listen to it more often. And I'm not familiar with the 10/29 show at all...blasphemy I say!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 18, 2011 12:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

To me, 10/29 is just a wonderful example of the band being super-focused and really listening to each other. Lots of dynamic interplay and going from jazzy to raunchy to spacey to frolicsome. The Eyes > China Doll is stunning. And how often do you say, "fantastic Mexicali" or "what a great Tennessee Jed"?!? Also, check out the way Truckin goes off into jazz land with (as I recall) Phil and Bill leading the tour. Great moments for honky-tonk Keith, too. A good night was being had by all.

Btw Curtis Hixon is probably my favorite WRS, but "probably" gives a lot of wiggle room :-)

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-05-18 07:32:54

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: May 18, 2011 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

ok then, i'm definitely gonna have to hear this... :)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 18, 2011 4:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

thanks for all the recommendations - what's the date on the Curtis Hixon, anyone?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 18, 2011 4:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-18.sbd.miller.113498.flac16

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 18, 2011 5:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

Thanks. I didn't know I was on a WRS kick, but I guess I am!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 18, 2011 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

It's easy for that to happen! I got a bunch of recs a while ago when I posted about being on a WRS kick :-) I think I listened to them all, and they're really super. Here's the thread:

http://www.archive.org/post/355702/weather-report-suite

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 18, 2011 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

This song is too emotional - I don't think I can go on a WRS jag at work ...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 18, 2011 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

Excellent, don't know how I missed that. Thanks!!

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: May 17, 2011 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

Agree on the Weather Report.

This one is solid all around. Even little tunes like Row Jimmy and LLR are real keepers.

And one of the best Eyes of the year.

Good stuff.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 17, 2011 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

And the night before, 10/29/73, is absolutely wonderful. Also St. Louis, so some lucky folks got them back to back!

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Poster: dark.starz Date: May 17, 2011 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

As was the Northwestern University McGaw Hall show performed on 11/01/73.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-11-01.sbd.set2.goodbear.80714.flac16

Got a little taste of the Fall 73 tour. The "who are you, where are you, how are you?" send us your name and address and we'll keep you informed" > Wall of Sound mailer arrived and with the launch of Wake of the Flood LP, this furthered the adreniline rush on the heels of the Europe 72 LP.

We got a flat tire on the Interstate and didn't arrive until Black Throated Wind. The second set Playin>UJB> Playin was awesome. The closer, Sugar Magnolia was memorable as everyone danced on top of their fold-out chairs on the hall floor which appeared to be a basketball court covered in a poly vinyl covering.